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Monday, January 23, 2012

First-Ever Gay Cards Sold in Major Grocery Chain

For the first time ever, gay-friendly greeting cards will be sold in a major grocery store. The cards, from independent greeting card designer A Little To The Left, will be offered in Albertsons, in participation with their new Alternate Lifestyles program.  The first rack will appear in Albertsons 6569 (1751 N. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA  92262) starting January 25, 2012.

The cards are targeted to LGBT couples, but designed with tasteful, elegant motifs that appeal to mainstream buyers. Greeting themes include cards for same-sex weddings, unions, anniversaries, holidays -- including Valentine's Day -- and everyday occasions, openly addressing same-sex relationships, offering sentiments to “son and son-in-law” and “daughter and daughter-in-law.”

Sandi Timberlake, owner of A Little To The Left and a board member of the San Diego chapter of PFLAG, launched her business based on her own need to find tasteful and appropriate greeting cards to send to her son and son-in-law for their special occasions.  Finding nothing that appealed to her, and realizing that other people like her must have the same need, she decided to create them and launched A Little To The Left in September 2008. She refers to her collection as being “gay friendly and mother approved.”

For more information about A Little To The Left and to view the entire array of designs, please visit

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